Creative and FreePlay Space
Last week an inspiring and creative discussion took place on the Learning Reimagined Facebook group that we would like to share. The discussion about the creation of our play space at the conference, specifically for our littlies but open to all, started to sound so good that some of us felt we may miss everything else the conference has on offer and spend all of our time immersed in this play space.
This space – a creator's paradise – is a zone where we can create to our hearts content. The ingredients consists of lots of bits and pieces, some wooden boxes, slices of a tree trunk/branch, large pebbles, some large plastic pipes, buckets etc.. Things that we can easily carry in.
The ideas shared were inspiring, so for those who missed out on the conversation or aren’t on Facebook here are some of the suggestions from our clearly very creative learning community:
Je’anna Clements suggestion of acorns and flexi pipes got our creative juices going. Gemma Hartnick suggested an array of smaller tires and large swathes of fabric with pallet wood for ramps.
Jane Mqamelo suggested cardboard boxes, even the size that fridges fit in (Sandra Monteiro Taff addition), ropes, string and eerie music to set the scene.
Lisa de Costa’s suggestion of chunky chalk got us thinking along a path of creativity we hadn’t yet explored.
Mariette Hurter then raised the possibility of asking everyone to bring along something to add to the creative space, so if you feel inclined and are not travelling from afar then please feel free to do so. We for one can’t wait to see all the expressions of creativity (and indulge in the fun!).
If you have anything you'd like to contribute to this space please be in touch with us. If you could please collect for us your cardboard tubes when you have used up your foil, toilet paper and roller towels – we'd be eternally grateful. And if you're planning on buying a fridge, dishwasher or anything in really big boxes, we'll happily take the boxes off your hands.